Microbial degradation of chlorinated dioxins.

@article{Field2008MicrobialDO,
  title={Microbial degradation of chlorinated dioxins.},
  author={James A. Field and Reyes Sierra-{\'A}lvarez},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1005-18}
}
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) were introduced into the biosphere on a large scale as by-products from the manufacture of chlorinated phenols and the incineration of wastes. Due to their high toxicity they have been the subject of great public and scientific scrutiny. The evidence in the literature suggests that PCDD/F compounds are subject to biodegradation in the environment as part of the natural chlorine cycle. Lower chlorinated dioxins can… CONTINUE READING

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